Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Mag - 3 August 2014

"Up here, whatever your niche, no excuses you either party hearty or not.  Life is your own rodeo party." - Me

Image posted by Tess Kincaid for The Mag
featuring Elizabeth Taylor on the set of Giant.

A camping trip has put me behind, but I couldn't resist a challenge from Marilyn, aka Little Nell, by following a form that's new to me, The Minute created by, Verna Lee Hine Gardner and based on the number of seconds in a minute.
A twelve line poem in strict iambic meter.
The syllables are spread over 12 lines, 
8 syllables in the first, fifth and ninth lines, and four syllables in all the other lines.
Little Nell's delightful example is in this previous post many of you have seen here.

Let's Rodeo
She's a Rodeo Queen!

"This year I'm gonna rope me a-"
she says, spinning her web of love. 

Pickup Man

Why he's blazing sharp from start to
 finish. Best seat
 in the house.  A
hot silent star.
Ruggedly savvy vaquero
roping his game.
He's assisting
or persuading
and picking up wild one-ton bulls. 
This hot blooded
 Pickup man 
roping the broncs.

Moral to their story- Just a stampede away he's pulling rank where ever he goes, but she's gonna make him hers.

Verna's goal was to create poetry which is easy to understand and hard to forget.


Cloudia said...

Blazing! 💜

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

She's gonna put her stamp on him!

Little Nell said...

Love it. Your Pickup Man was a great pick-me-up today :)

Happy to have ensnared you for the challenge.

Berowne said...

Glad to see there's someone who thinks about iambics and meter generally. Well done.

TexWisGirl said...

my money's on her, too!

Eddie Bluelights said...

Oh she'll make him her's alright. The woman ALWAYS chooses, right? It's up to the man to make her chose him. . . . . . lol
Nice one . . . ~ Eddie :)

Carrie Van Horn said...

...and then ride out in a blaze of glory hers of course...this is wonderful Karen. :-)

Carrie Van Horn said...

...and then ride out in a blaze of glory hers of course...this is wonderful Karen. :-)

Gail said...

Easy to understand, hard to forget. I think you nailed it.

Other Mary said...

Yee haw!

Vandana Sharma said...

She seems on headstrong woman!

Leovi said...

Nice poem, I want to be trapped by his tie!

Kutamun said...

"Assisting " or persuading all depends on ones point of view ! ...

Kay said...

just amazing!!

Cat-tails: here be wagging tales said...

Yee doggies!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Back while I was trying my hand at small association rodeoing, I was told several times that I often looked like an Olympic spring-board diver when I came off of the back of a saddle bronc. I never landed in the money, but the regular announcer at many of the events told me that I was always highly entertaining. Alas, I did not always appreciate their appreciation for my lack of talent as much as I should have, I suppose.

Hamish Gunn said...

Good guts tale!